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THE EVENING STAR,
With Sunday Morulas HIHmi, VA8BZHSTON, D. C. VBXDAY February 17, 1922 THSOSOBE W. NOTES. Editor i The Evening Star Ntimpaptr rnwipany Business Office, llth St. and Pennsylvania Are. New York Office: 150 Nassau St. Chicago Office: Tower Building. European Office: 16 Regent St.. London. England. The Erenisc Star, with the Sunday an-mlnx edition, ia delivered by carriers within the city ?t 60 cents per month; daily on!y. 45 cents per wrath: Sunday only, 20 cents per month. Or dera may be sent by mail, or telephone Main 6000. Collection ia made hy carriers at the and of each month. Rate by Mail?Payable In Advance. Maryland and Virginia. Daily and Sunday. .1 yr., $8.40; 1 mo.. 70c Daily only 1 yr.. $6.00; 1 mo., 50c Sunday only 1 yr. $2.40; 1 mo.. 20c AO Other States. Daily and Sunday. .1 yr., $10.00; 1 mo., Sic Daily only 1 yr.. ST 00; 1 mo. 60c Sunday only 1 yr.. $1.00; 1 mo.. iSc Facts and Figures. The fine achievement of the District street-cleaning department in the mat ter of opening the streets of Washing ton to traffic following the snowstorm of day before yesterday has been recog nized and appreciated by the com munity. The department conclusively demonstrated that the lesson learned during the blizzard of January 28 had been assimilated. A definite and prac tical plan had been evolved which was promptly put into effect when occasion arose. There was somebody delegated to the duty of notifying the proper official when a given amount of snow had fallen. The snow-clearing appara tus of the department was mobilised, ready for the emergency. At word of command It moved smoothly about lta well planned duties. - In approximately twenty-four hours, Working the apparatus available (four motor trucks equipped with plows and twelve horse-drairn graders) without respite, about 300 miles of Dis trict roads were opened to traffic. Of these the motor-truck plows cleared 210 miles and the horse-drawn graders ninety miles. The significance of these facts and figures is obvious. It has now been established that the mechanical ap paratus essential to the efficient han dling of snow emergencies is inade quate. It has further been shown that plows attached to motor trucks are more than six times as effective for snow removal as are horse-drawn graders?in that the horse-drawn unit cieared eight and one-sixth miles of road while each motor plow was clear ing fifty-two and a half miles. The announcement made today by the District authorities demonstrates that these facts and figures are to be taken into account in formulating plans for the future. Horse-drawn graders are to be scrapped, and a number of motor-driven plows suf ficient to open the 524 miles of Dis trict roads without undue strain in twenty-four hours are to be obtained. The street car companies should be prevailed upon to so equip their snow plow cars as to push the snow from six to eight feet away from the tracks. Twenty-four snowplows of the type established as most efficient can be purchased for $6,000. Attached either to trucks now owned by the District or to those of local business firms which j would gladly co-operate in the civic function of keeping District traffic moving, they will be able to do the work which must be done. Even as suring the hire of twenty privately owned trucks at $25 per truck per day, with an initial expenditure of $5,000, the District problem of freeing the streets of snow would cost In the future $500 per day of heavy storm. Neither figure seems excessive. Alexandria! Alexandria is to have a white way. The common council of Washington's historic neighbor has voted that King street for seven squares from Fairfax to Patrick shall glow as nearly like noon of a June day as electric lights can do the job. Excellent! Advertising pays! Well lighted streets advertise a city, make for business and show to everybody that a town is not only alight but alive. Dim streets are out of line with modern ways. And many of Washington's streets are dim. Alex andria, when the new white light proves to all Alexandrians that it Is a great, good thing on King street, will brighten up all the other streets at night. If Washington does not turn more light into some of its streets men may sometime say that Alexandria la a city of light and Washington a city of gloom. .There are formalities still to be at tended to in connection with the Washington conference, and the im portance of matters suggested as sub jects for deliberation in Genoa does not prevent an impression that the world publio should not be called upon to concern itself with more than one conference at a time. < A system of inspection that will af ford reasonable assurance that build ings will remain intact is an element of the housing problem not to be neglected. "Furloughed" Is a polite substitute for the grim phrase, "out of a Job." The Personnel Batio. Congress, should it carry out the suggested drastic cut In the personnel of the Navy, would contravene the spirit and nullify the effect of the widely approved agreement of the arms conference for limitation of naval establishments of the powers. Moreover, the result would be to place the United States Immediately at a die sdvantage with Great Britain and Ja pan in naval strength even for de fensive purposes. A ratio of 6-54 in sblpe, as provided by the treaty, will prove a ratio on paper only if the of ficers and seamen are not provided efficiently to man the vessels and train tbagnna. . There is high naval authority for the assertion that after the American Alp* to be scrapped, to establish the ratio agreed upon, are stricken from the Navy list, the present number of officers and men would hardly be suffi eieat to adequately man our fleets. Japan and Great Britain, it may be Sspawisd upon, will keep their person nel up to a point to make awry ship account for itself ia the naval estab lishment. If th? suggested red?c?ton in Navy personnel be made, the actual ratio, measured in fighting strength and actual effectiveness, would in evitably* be vitiated. President Harding and Secretary Hushes gave the country formal as surance that the naval limitation treaty does not lessen the defensive strength of any of the signatory powers. In making that statement they naturally assumed that none of the countries after agreeing to a ratio would make It a fallacy Is practice by rendering inefficient any part of the naval establishment allowed under the agreement. Let the personnel ratio conform to the needs of the Navy established by the ship ratio as adopted. It Is known to be low under present conditions. Material reductions would make It en tirely Inadequate. Naval strength must be figured in terms of men at well as ships, and the country win not approve what would amount to con gressional alteration of the popular 5-5-3 ratio of naval strength. Bonne Skies Hot Cleared. Apparently the leaders in Congress ? are in no less a quandary today than they were before receipt of President Harding's letter proposing that If the former service men are to be voted a bonus a sales tax be Imposed to pay it. This is not a new proposal, but com-' ing now from the President of the United States and the leader of the party responsible for government. It must be given new consideration. Its j political aspects' will have to be exam ined, as well as its financial and eco nomic possibilities. These considera tions seemingly have checked what- j ever disposition there was in Congress, to rush the bonus legislation through I and leave for after consideration the j problem ef paying it. I The sales tax has many advocates In Congress, but It has been definitely rejected by the republican leaders, and especially those of the House, as a' means of raising revenue. Whether its advocacy by the President will alter this position remains to be seen. From a political standpoint it appears to j have both advantages and disadvan tages. It certainly distributes the tax widely among the people, but it does not allow any concealment of the fact that it is the people who pay the tax. There is no chance for campaign ora tors to beguile the voters into belief that it Is being taken out of the pockets of the "profiteers." The President left a way out for Congress in his intimation that voting of the bonus might well be deferred to a more propitious time, but proponents of the bonus are unlikely to assent readily to this. Should the very prac tical difficulties In the way of an Im mediate grant result in postponement, the discarded suggestion that the pro ceeds of the European loan be applied to bonus payments might well be re vived. This proposal was rejected on the ground that it would be only an un certain promise to the service men, but the British government now has gone on record that It will ask no further postponement of Interest pay ments, so there will be an assured In come from the largest of our Euro pean creditors, beginning in April and May. The principal of the British debt to this government Is $4,166,318,358, and interest accrued and unpaid amounts to $508,17a,742. a total In debtedness at the present time of 15, 674,492,100. If this Is refunded at 4% per cent, the minimum rate stipulated In the refunding bill, the annual Inter-1 est charge will be <241,165,914. This i would not be sufficient to meet the estimated yearly cost of the bonus, but j there Is reasonable expectation that within a year or two the rest of the j amount could be made up through the . effecting of economies in government expenditures. Safety?With Beiemtioiii. | Various agencies have charged i themselves with an examination or an inquiry concerning certain obsolete I bridges In the District. One of the j local traction companies had an ex-j amlnatlon made by an engineer of1 high professional achievement, and the report was that the Calvert Street, bridge Is safe?that Is, safe with reser- i vatlons. The modifications are that i loads shall be light and that they shall | not move fast. Safety with modlflca- j tions may be translated as partial safety, and partial safety Is unsafety. One of the civic clubs has also un-1 dertaken to find out how these bridges stand, and the chairman o< the club's bridge committee has reported the En gineer Commissioner of the District as saying: "It Is a well known fact that even the most careful examination of an old metal structure can go no further than a search for those things that are visible or that can be verified by means of hammer tests. So neither in the case of this bridge nor that of any other iron or steel bridge of equal age Is there the comjrtete certainty that would exist in the case of masonry bridge." Here it Is! "Certainty" Is not a noun of comparison. There Is either cer tainty, or there ts not certainty. The bridge may be safe, but the bridge may not be safe. There ought not to he a "may not" about the safety of a bridge. The only satisfactory solution of this matter will be the replacement of out-of-date Iron bridges by masonry bridges. Public rssponse to any. appeal for funds for a generous purpose Is al ways liberal. Perhaps the money for a soldier bonus would be more rapidly raised If the method of collecting It could be referred to as a drive Instead of a tax. Ireland has made brilliant progress, but baa not yet disposed of all its problems. The Indiana Senatonhip. Mr. BeverMge's announcement for the Senate will cause no surprise. For months he baa figured In Indiana cos sip aa a probable contender for Mr. NeWs seat. Be has finally yielded to the wishes of his friends. The contest for the republican nom ination win stir the state. Mr. Bev eridgs to a brilliant man. Both as speaker and writer be to in high re puts at home and throughout the ooontry. His two terms la the Sonets tastes and talents tor the business of that body wfcieh advanced A*'*. .1 the poasessor to a leading place in the chamber. Mr. New hu put hla one term to ex cellent account. His committee assign ments are among the best. He dhows to advantage in the Senate debates. He ia personally popular. Hla rela tions with the administration are cor dial. He ia an excellent organizer, and owes hla place In politics to the tire- j less exercise of his gift for organiza tion work. Forewarned is forearmed. The demo crats of Indiana, and for that matter elsewhere, are expecting advantages from thia race. Their hope is that the contest between these two strong men will become so warm the friends of the kner will in the campaign for elec tion show but a languid interest in the fortunes of the nominee. This might?probably would?spell republican defeat. So from men of their caliber we may expect that in case of Mr. Beverldge's success Mr. New will put hla organization at the candidate's service, while In case of Mr. New'a success Mr. Beverldge will put hft effective oratorical powers at the service of the senator. And work ing thus together they would probably leave little doubt as to the result at the polls. Faulty Workmanship. New York has found that there was careless building work in a theater which collapsed last November and in which wreck seven men were killed. The testimony is that a steel pillar was not set In a concrete foundation, but set on a steel plate which rested 011 the concrete, and that the steel plate waa not as large as the base of the pillar. Small pieces of plate were added, and the whale chinked up to make the pillar rest good and true. Men seem prone to take chances, or mm men will take chances, and the matter ia not found out till the build ing fails. It ia not possible to examine a building ao carefully after it ia fin ished that all defects of workmanship, if they exist, may be discovered. It is during the construction of the build ing that there must be supervision and vigilance. According to report, Oarmans are working industriously and eating heartily, despite a rather eccentric , currency ayatem. The volumlnoua pub It .tlon of money appears to be im portant only as a concession to time honored custom, conducted, however, on a plan which permits everybody to have as much as he wants, auch as [it is. There haa been so much preliminary discussion of a Genoa conference that the ldeaa of many statesmen of differ ent nationalities will be pretty well understood, even if there is no oppor tunity of presenting them on the floor.. Tons of seed wheat have been shipped to Russia. Lenin and Trotsky may be persuaded to turn their atten tion from vague economic theories long enough to organize a practical and reliable department of agriculture. Philadelphia is said to reaent Jeatful allusions to it aa a slow town. New York is no less indignant because of intimations that its pace is too fast. There is no satisfying civic pride. Experts insist that the Calvert Street and Klingle Ford bridges are still use ful, though they are compelled to ad mit that the structures are far from beautiful. Intimations that Lenin will do hla best to make the Genoa conference in teresting do not lend any particular encouragement to tha enterprise. European statesmanship ia devoting a considerable amount of Its energies to tha preparation of questionnaires to be answered by Uncle Sam. Woman in politics have not yet nn dertaken to organize a "farmerette" bloc. SHOOTING STABS. BT PHILANDER JOHNSON". "Acting Up." A youngster in a surly mood Refused to play or eat his food. Hla flather said, "I greatly fear Ha needs some discipline severe." The mother smiled and shook Mr head. "Juat let the child alone," aha said. "Bad moments come to great and small. He's merely 'acting up'; that'a an. "He may be weary of the day; Weary alike of chorea or play; Or weary, as we grown folks grow. Because tha hoo-s are dull and alow. In Just a little while hell be A real boy. all gay and free. Answering youth's eternal call He's merely "acting up'; that's all." They say that men are grown-up boys Who play with mora expensive toys. SO when a friend seems to forget True friendliness, I shall not fret, ni wait until a brighter day Dispels the shadows, chill and gray. And patiently these words recall: "He's merely 'acting up'; that'a all." Tha Hauls of Hla Friends. "Your enemies call you a spotlight grabber." "I'm not," protested Senator Sor ghum. "I simply undertake to leave tha spotlight apparatus In the hands of those who will aim It In my direc tion." Jud Tonkins says If tha woman (OUcs are going to wear knickers he gueaaea tha only thing for men to do Is to revive Roman togas. A Practical Achievement. Had Z a great inventor's mind X should not seek to Show off. Z Should be satisfied to find A way to clean the snow off. Irresponsibility. "Too disapprove of valentines?" "Entirely," replied Miss Cayenne. "I distrust an anonymous letter, even when it tries to be complimentary." ?? "Solomon," says Uncle Eben, "was a wlss man. Ho bad to bo in order to Wants Capital Motorists To Visit National Parks I'T NDUCINO mor.e tourist* to visit I and camp In the national parks 1 throughout the country and oar# ing for them after they are there is perhaps the biggest task facing' the national park service, ac cording to Stephen T. Mather, direc tor of the service. Mr. Mather wants District motorists to visit the parks In increasing num bers this year, believing that these great playgrounds offer the finest camping sites In the country at a ! minimum of expense, with wonder ful scenlo and other advantages. During 1921 but fourteen automo biles bearing District of Columbia licenses entered Yellowstone Park, for instance. Thest cars carried fifty-one people. Once the motorists [can be brought to see the feasibility and desirability of visiting the nine teen national parks. Director Mather believes that a much greater number of people from this city will avail themselves of the privileges^ * * * * During the recent big snow here Mr. Mather saw a bus stuck In a drift The bus driver endeavored to get the automobile through, but the car couldn't make It. Just then a small automobile came by. A woman was at the wheel. "I saw this woman look, stop her car and Jump out," Mr. Mather said. "Then she pulled from her car an automobile blanket. This she quickly throw under the rear wheels of the bus. " 'Now back up,' she ordered. The bus driver did so. without a word, and soon got traction for his wheels on the blanket and was able to sail away. The woman picked up her1 blanket and got back Into her own car. Her readiness so struck me that I hurried up to ask her about It. "As I did so I noticed a small sticker on the windshield of her oar. Tosemite' it read. And I found out that this young woman was one of those who had visited our parks and learned in the sdhool of the great out-of-doors a certain readiness and ability which will stand her in stead through life." ? * * * The director of the national park service heartily believes in the future of automobile travel in the parks, this including the automobile camps which in the last few years have become a feature of park life during the summer. He feels that in no other way can tourists get so intimate en acquaintance with the parks, which are the people's parks, and which, therefore, the people ought to visit as far as possible. The automobile, Mr. Mather feels. Is tho cheapest and best way to visit the parks. By becoming a part of one of the "automobile cities" estab lished in Yellowstone, or one of the other parks, a person can remain in the open for weeks and months and see every nook and corner or the playgrounds. The good roads act is being utilised by the states in making these great natural playgrounds more accessible, so that within a few years it is hoped that the dream of a "park-to-park highway" will be a reality. Even now many of the parks in the west are joined by fine roads, and some automobile tourists have made a habit each summer oi camping for a few weeks In each park. * * * * Don't leave food in your car, Mr. Mather warns! Those playful bears in the Yellow stone. for Instance, have been known to come out Into an "automobile city." snuff around in the car seats and begin to rip up cushions in search of the "grub." You can't blame a bear. So don't leave your food around, careless-like, that's all. Even the park rangers cannot be every place at once. Everybody tikes the bears, of course, so the only thins to do is watch your food, and not forget that a bear has a keen scent. There were 300,000 automobile campers In the various national porks last year. A fee of $7.SO Is charged for each car for the season. In the Yellowstone Park there are four large automobile camps, as well as smaller ones. These camps are laid off like cities, each automobile being given a regular lot, on which the owner sets up housekeeping. Proper sanitation and running wa ter are provided for each camp city of automoblllsts. Dr. W. Hammon of the United States public health Be. v ice is now making a thorough study of the sanitation of these camps, end in the future the park service Is ex pecting to supply the very latest newage systems for the automoblllsts. The camps must bo expanded each year, so popular are they becoming. * * * * The value of a month or so entirely In the open Is coming home to the American people as never before. And the national parks afford the, Ideal camping grounds for the peo- I pie. For a day one party of three from Cleveland took a nine-month trip. This Included the cost of gaso- j line. ' "America outdoors and on wheels each summer." That Is one of the great ideals which the park service is helping to realisation. The trips can be taken safely. It Is pointed out. as the park rangers are experienced men and each park has its full quota. The rangers help with the cars, help supply food and are able to locate ! anybody In a park by means of a telephone service on which they pride > themselves. At the larger parks, such as Yellow stone. community houses are being I erected. Two are now finished, one at, the grand canyon, the other at the . I Old Faithful geyser. At the Yosemlte | Park there Is an automobile city of ? 5.000 persona | But the service l? not alone boost ing the spring- and summer camps. | Winter sports are being developed, ; and tourists at this time of the year ' can ski in Lafayette Park, Ue? and indulge In all sorts of snow festivi ties In Rocky Mountain Park, near Denver. * * * * When the service secures a far southern park, such as that proposed on the Mescalero Indian reservation. New Mexico, it will be able to offer the people any sort of clime In the United States. At present. If you want to get warmth during winter in ia national park it is necessary to go .to the Isle of Hawaii. As it Is. the national parks offer great ranges of temperature each sea son. In the Mount Rainier Park. Washington, It Is possible, by climb ing up the mountain, to run out of summer into winter. In the Sequoia National Park, by climbing, one can get the effect of going to Alaska. In Zlon Park, in southwestern Utah, one man raises tigs In a warm clime and corn in a temperate. The natural wonders of the parks, their glorious air, vitalized by nature with health-giving properties, and the efforts of man, as put forth by the park service for the people, com bine to Induce motorists and others to visit them. Some day, Mr. Mather believes^ it will be as fashionable to have & wind shield covered with, stickers from the various parka as ft used to be to have a suit case plastered with European hotel labels. The parks administered bjr the national park service are Hot Springe. Arkansas; Yellowstone, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho; Sequoia, California; Yosemlte, Cali fornia; General Grant, California; Mount Rainier. Washington; Crater Lake, Oregon; Wind Cave, South Dakota; Piatt, Oklahoma: Sullys Hill, North Dakota; Mesa Verde, Colorado; Glaoter, Montana; Rocky Mountain, Colorado: Hawaii, Hawaiian Islands; Lassen Volcanic, California; Mount McKlnley, Alaska; Grand Canyon, Arizona; Lafayette, Maine, and Zion, Utah. EDITORIAL DIGEST The Vatican and World Politics. "Few questions before the world are so important as the attitude of the new Pope toward modern political Is sues," declares the New York World. It is, therefore, "natural that all his acts should be scanned for light upon the probable trend of the papacy." In deed, this "probable trend" is a mat ter of keen Interest In American pa pers, for while, as the Newark News says, "as an ecclesiastical event the election of a new Pope is wholly the concern of the church of which he is the supreme head," it is "a political event also," and "aa such It is of wider concern." At the present critical juncture, "when European affairs are in such confusion, it Is especially important that the new Pope shall be gifted as a statesman no less than as the spir itual head of the church," and the Philadelphia Record speaks for Amer ican editorial opinion when It ap proves warmly "the selection of one who has diplomatic and foreign serv ice," and who. consequently, "may be expected to view world questions in a broad and liberal manner." For, the New Tork Post adds, "the record of the new Pope is one to Inspire expec tation that he may show as great a grasp of international questions as Benedict XV exhibited." Undoubtedly his will be the oppor tunity to play "a most important part In ordering the attain of the world in a period of great uneasiness and un certainty," the Wllkes-Barre Record believes, and since, as the Columbia (8. C.) State suggests, "he wields per haps greater power and Influence over a greater number of persons than any other ruler on the globe," the Roanoke Times finds "his announced policy" of "universal pacification and concilia tion" a "distinctly hopeful" one. Jusi what the reported "liberal tendencies" of Plus XI signify "the world will have an opportunity to know better as time passe*" but, crediting him with genuine "liberal tendencies," the New Tork Globe feels that "no man in the world has a better opportunity to ex ercise them" than the new head of the Catholic Church. ? In his work toward "universal paci fication" the Indianapolis News holds that Pius XI "has a chance that was denied to Benedict, and there is every reason to believe he will make the most of It" Another new field Is pointed out by the New Tork Herald, for "in several of the young Euro pean republics erected during the war the Cathollo Church, because or Its hold on Its members, Is looked to as a restraining force needed In the conflict against socialism, disorder and the other Ills that rise with every change of governmental form." To this task the new pontiff Is able to bring "quite exceptional experi ence of contact with secular affairs," knowledge which the Philadelphia Bulletin feels "may well be of the greatest service in guiding the church through the troubled period which the next few decades are likely to bring." These varied experiences are reviewed by many papers. Because of his long residence and work In Milan, where, the Boston Globe says, "Indus trial questions are more fiercely fought than at any other point in western Europe," the Hartford Times sees him entering the Vatican "better equipped with first-hand knowledge of the disturbed social conditions of the world and the causes of them than has been the good fortune of most other Popes." In connection with those disturb* anoes "hb proved himself a power to. counteract the spread of the danger ous radicalism" wfcleh. the Buffalo Time# remark* "has been the gravest .V i > problem which has faced Italy since I the war." Political experience was added to Industrial, when he was sent to Po land soon after the close of the war "to represent the Vatican in the capi tal of the new republic." There, the Newark <N. J.) Star-Eagle reports, "he came in contact with many prob lems of which the average American has little knowledge." He had to en counter the march of bolshevlsm Into Poland, the Utica. Observer continues, and "through his wonderful person ality and tireless work counteracted the spread of radicalism and carried hope and confidence to the people in that country." The Chicago Post feels that the new Pope's experience in Poland "will equip him to meet the leading problems of the new day." and "many nations," the Des Moines Capital believes, "will profit by his views on the question of sound gov ernment." Smuggling Aliens In. One of the most Interesting fea tures of the smuggling of human beings into the United States is that there evidently Is no punishment for the offense. The 3 per cent immi gration law lacks teeth, probably be cause it never occurred to the framers of the act that European immigrants would try to enter the United 8tates by other than conventional methods. If the wise men In Washington had remembered what happened after the Chinese were legally excluded they might have established a penalty for violations of the 3 per cent law. Chi nese have been smuggled Into the United States through either Canada or Mexico ever since the Geary act became effective. The smugglers brought the coolies across the great lakes for $100 a head and the supply of laundrymen In this country was regularly augmented. The Italians, Polish Jews and other Europeans who are legally barred from entrance because their Immi gration quota Is exhausted have am bitions at least equal to those of the Chinese. Some of them with rich relatives in the United States are able to pay five times as much as the old cost of smuggling a Chinese. The operation of getting them into Amer ica is more difficult, but not more hasardous. Once they are in any of the Caribbean Islands adjacent to Florida the task of "dummy running" Is easy. The worst the federal au thorities can do to the undeslred alien Is to send him back to the place he came from. The worst they can do to the smuggler Is nothing unless he has been unwise enough to try to bring in rum as well as contraband Immigrants.?New Tork Herald (In dependent). What the farmer needs most Is an auto that will eat oats.?The Evening World. Ulster is a part of Ireland that seems determined to remain apart.? Virginian-Pilot The Kentucky senate is lighting over the Darwinian theory. Makes it look as if the theory might be truel?Pittsburgh Press. One . nice thing about the disarma ment conference; It gives everybody a chance to say, "I told you so."? Wichita Eagle. Those 104 midshipmen who failed In examinations may have been Inspired by desire to co-operate with the Washington conference.?Saginaw News-Courier. Because she was forbidden to smoke a cigarette in a theater, Margot As qulth declares this is not a free coun try. However, the fact that she was let come in would seem to disprove ier assertion.?Pittsburgh Oaaette. 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